'''Boston''' (pronounced ) is the List of capitals in the United States|capital
and List of U.S. states' largest cities by population|largest city
of the Commonwealth (U.S. state)|Commonwealth
in the United States
. Boston also served as the county seat
of Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk County
until Massachusetts disbanded most county governments by 2000.
[[https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cislevelsofgov/ciscounty.htm List of intact or abandoned Massachusetts county governments]]
The New England town#Cities|city proper
covers with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015,
making it the List of cities by population in New England|largest city
in New England
and the List of United States cities by population|23rd largest city in the United States
The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger...